All items: Employment rights

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, November 2017

    Date:
    1 November 2017

    This article lists all significant items of employment-related draft EU legislation that are currently in the legislative pipeline, or due to be proposed in the near future. It also shows proposals that have been adopted in the past six months.

  • Why some employers must provide extra holiday in 2018

    Date:
    31 October 2017

    As a result of the way in which the Easter bank holidays fall in 2018 and 2019, some employers will breach their employees' annual leave rights unless they furnish them with an extra day's annual leave.

  • HR horrors: How to flee four frightening scenarios

    Date:
    31 October 2017

    Halloween is upon us, but what are the most common HR horrors and how should employers deal with them? Alexandra Bonner and Emily Kearsey from Goodman Derrick look at some spooky hypothetical examples.

  • Sexual harassment: the rise of historical allegations

    Date:
    31 October 2017

    With the reports of historical sexual harassment in Hollywood and now Parliament, employees may feel increasingly able to come forward with such claims in the workplace. Will Clift, solicitor at Winckworth Sherwood, looks at how HR should handle them and the legal grounds for allegations of historical sexual harassment.

  • How can employers protect documents used in internal investigations?

    Date:
    24 October 2017

    Court decisions from earlier this year have reduced the scope of legal privilege when it comes to protecting documents created during internal investigations. What steps can employers take to ensure sensitive communications do not have to be released unnecessarily?

  • Parental bereavement leave: a small step in the right direction

    Date:
    18 October 2017

    While recognising the good intentions behind the recently published Parental Leave Bill, consultant editor Darren Newman questions the practical value of the proposed new right to paid parental bereavement leave.

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, October 2017

    Date:
    3 October 2017

    This article lists all significant items of employment-related draft EU legislation that are currently in the legislative pipeline, or due to be proposed in the near future. It also shows proposals that have been adopted in the past six months.

  • Managing annual leave: five common employer pitfalls

    Date:
    22 September 2017

    Mismanagement of annual leave can have a dramatic impact on a company's business, as demonstrated by Ryanair's cancellation of hundreds of flights after it admitted "messing up" the planning of pilots' holiday. Where do employers commonly get annual leave wrong?

  • Data subject access requests: Common employer queries

    Date:
    5 September 2017

    How should employers deal with data subject access requests and how will the process change for employers when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018? Clare Gilroy-Scott, a partner at Goodman Derrick LLP, answers some common questions about data subject access requests.

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, September 2017

    Date:
    4 September 2017

    This article lists all significant items of employment-related draft EU legislation that are currently in the legislative pipeline, or due to be proposed in the near future. It also shows proposals that have been adopted in the past six months.

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Legal guidance: HR and legal information and guidance relating to employment rights.